#1
Just wanted to let anyone interested on a Vox AC30cc2 that they are on sale for $839.99 at Best Buy Brand New!!! This is not listed on the Best Buy website, so if interested call your local store. I got the last one in Costa Mesa, CA!!!

These normally sell for $1199 at Guitar Center/Musicians Friend. Oh, I don't know when this deal ends.
#2
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#3
Cause that's a big no no.
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#4
No, not at all! I just heard about this deal at Vintage Amp Forums and after taking advantage of the deal myself, I thought I would let others know about it! Sorry, if I did something that is not allowed on this forum.

I have no affiliation at all with Best Buy...In fact, normally I would not even shop there myself.

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Last edited by damnedone at Mar 11, 2009,
#5
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Cause that's a big no no.



He's just cluing people in on a great deal. If I had the money I'd be all over that.
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#7
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If I had the money I'd be all over that.

yes.

How are you liking the amp ts?
#8
Well, just got in unpacked...this amp is simply a BEAST and is pretty heavy for a amp. Then plugged it in to make sure everything works, etc. and without even "dialing" it in - it is heavenly! I have always been a Marshall guy, so naturally I compare the AC30 with the Marshall sound - and it is a refreshing change. Not saying I don't like Marshall, as I do very much - but the AC30 seems so versitile. Stay tuned and I will put up some pix! I am just loving this so far!!

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yes.

How are you liking the amp ts?
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#11
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I am assuming that was a Music Store equipped Best Buy?

Congrats on amp. So it wasn't a floor model huh? Or a mis-price?

I'm hoping my BB will carry the new 6505.



No Brand New in Sealed Box! Other folks are getting this deal, so I don't think it is a misprint. When I called Best Buy, the guy knew of the price and I asked him to hold it (last unit) and then my wallet became much lighter! But at this price, I could not refuse this deal. Heck, this price is less then what some folks want for a used AC30.

Anyway, here is the thread that alerted me to this deal::
http://www.vintageamps.com/plexiboard/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=82516

Also, I suspect it will be ending soon since the TS got the deal originally in Mid Feb. But - I really don't know - sorry.
#12
how much do they usually charge?

would it be worth it to bye on just so i can sell it for a profit?
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#13
^It wouldn't be much of one, especially considering the used market. I think they usually go for 700-800 used.
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#15
They've always carried cheap starter guitars and keyboards, but new stores now are getting music shops built in. There's one near where I live and its a pretty nice place.
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#16
Take the ad to your local GC and they can price match it.


BTW I got mine brand new for $699, just throwing that out there ;D
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Take the ad to your local GC and they can price match it.


BTW I got mine brand new for $699, just throwing that out there ;D


dammmmm nice job
#18
Quote by Bloodshed
Take the ad to your local GC and they can price match it.


BTW I got mine brand new for $699, just throwing that out there ;D


Crap, just when I thought I actually got a great deal - well hats off too ya! What normally happens I find out about a great deal the day after it expires...or worst...at day 31 a better deal pops up on the same thing!!! LOL.
#19
As awsome as it is (and Id prolly buy it from there if I had the money), I dont really like the idea of buying my gear from best buy. Nothing against them but the atmosphere in a music stores so cool (moslty talking about mom & pop stores), but I guess a deals a deal anyway you slice it.
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#20
There is something better out there.

Cool deal, but when you throw in tax you are looking at close to a grand. There's a guy on the internet who can get you lower than that without tax or shipping. And when he sells them to you he test runs the amp for twenty four hours, checks for any microphonic tubes, checks that everything sounds right, and makes sure all is right cosmetically (tight grill cloth, etc...). He sells you a perfect amp for just about the same price that Best Buy is selling them for. I'd rather go with a guy who has been selling VOX amps since The Beatle days and does his own strict quality control, than take my chance on Best Buy.

Don't get me wrong - great Best Buy deal. But you can get very close to that deal plus get all the perks of great quality control from a well respected VOX dealer.
#21
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There is something better out there.

Cool deal, but when you throw in tax you are looking at close to a grand. There's a guy on the internet who can get you lower than that without tax or shipping. And when he sells them to you he test runs the amp for twenty four hours, checks for any microphonic tubes, checks that everything sounds right, and makes sure all is right cosmetically (tight grill cloth, etc...). He sells you a perfect amp for just about the same price that Best Buy is selling them for. I'd rather go with a guy who has been selling VOX amps since The Beatle days and does his own strict quality control, than take my chance on Best Buy.

Don't get me wrong - great Best Buy deal. But you can get very close to that deal plus get all the perks of great quality control from a well respected VOX dealer.


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#22
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Who is this magical man?

-J!

I don't think I can print who he is (against the forum rules).

All I will say is the guy has sold VOX equipment to Oasis, The Byrds, Sherly Crow, Tom Petty, and even a former Beatle! Now, wouldn't you rather pay an extra fifty bucks and get your VOX amp from him than from some high school senior working at Best Buy?
#23
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I don't think I can print who he is (against the forum rules).

All I will say is the guy has sold VOX equipment to Oasis, The Byrds, Sherly Crow, Tom Petty, and even a former Beatle! Now, wouldn't you rather pay an extra fifty bucks and get your VOX amp from him than from some high school senior working at Best Buy?


You could always PM it to me
#24
I was looking to buy a VOX AC30, but never having owned a tube amp before I was scared as hell over not knowing what to look for as far as things not being right. I found that this guy checks EVERYTHING out before he ships it to you, plus his price was right (ask for the Black Friday deal and he'll give it to you), plus he has a rock solid reputation amongst the world of tube amps. VOX is a British company, but this guy is basically VOX/America. Why go to Best Buy when for fifty bucks more you can deal with a respected VOX dealer?

PM sent.
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#25
I don't see what the point of running the amp for twenty hours is, components likely to fail will almost certainly last longer than that.
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#26
Quote by Kevin Saale
I don't see what the point of running the amp for twenty hours is, components likely to fail will almost certainly last longer than that.

To weed out, as he calls them, "infant mortalities." The 24 hour burn in period is conducted over a period of six stages. It is part of his process for checking all that he checks. No offense to you, but the guy has been selling VOX stuff to ex-Beatles. I'd say he probably has more of an insight in to what to do with his amps before he sells them than you do.
#27
Quote by CasinoEpiphone
I was looking to buy a VOX AC30, but never having owned a tube amp before I was scared as hell over not knowing what to look for as far as things not being right. I found that this guy checks EVERYTHING out before he ships it to you, plus his price was right (ask for the Black Friday deal and he'll give it to you), plus he has a rock solid reputation amongst the world of tube amps. VOX is a British company, but this guy is basically VOX/America. Why go to Best Buy when for fifty bucks more you can deal with a respected VOX dealer?

PM sent.


All respect, but who cares as long as the unit works. I am sure you are speaking of North Coast and they do have great prices and service currently $999.00 - but that is almost $100 dollars more than picking it up down the street from where you live...same warranty same unit same everything - I mean they are all made in China these days.

I am still personally testing my amp and it is working just fine! I think the personal testing stage is most fun!

But, hey go for what suits ya is most cool!
Last edited by damnedone at Mar 12, 2009,
#28
Quote by Kevin Saale
I don't see what the point of running the amp for twenty hours is, components likely to fail will almost certainly last longer than that.


Components are most likely to fail in the first few hours of their lifetime. After that you will get many many years out of them unless something goes wrong.
#29
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To weed out, as he calls them, "infant mortalities." The 24 hour burn in period is conducted over a period of six stages. It is part of his process for checking all that he checks. No offense to you, but the guy has been selling VOX stuff to ex-Beatles. I'd say he probably has more of an insight in to what to do with his amps before he sells them than you do.



That's what warranties are for. If something on an amp besides the tubes is gonna die I can bet you it'll take longer than.
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#30
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All respect, but who cares as long as the unit works.

I agree. I said Best Buy is a fine deal. But for someone like me (or many others) who appreciate top notch personal service, the extra $75 bucks I spent is great peace of mind. I once bought a stinking portable DVD player from Best Buy -- I bought it four times!!! Had to keep returning, than exchanging for one they had in stock, then returning that one, and on and on...
#31
Quote by Kevin Saale
That's what warranties are for. If something on an amp besides the tubes is gonna die I can bet you it'll take longer than.


http://www.drzamps.com/znotes2004.html
Read the first paragraph.

Electronic components are most prone to failure in the early hours of their lifetime.
#32
Yeah, I know how it works, that's what warranties are for.
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#33
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http://www.drzamps.com/znotes2004.html
Read the first paragraph.

Here's the important line:

Their failure rate is its highest during the first 5 or 10 hours of use, after that their lifespan is measured in decades.

But some on this forum are going to tell professional dealers what is right and wrong.
#34
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I agree. I said Best Buy is a fine deal. But for someone like me (or many others) who appreciate top notch personal service, the extra $75 bucks I spent is great peace of mind. I once bought a stinking portable DVD player from Best Buy -- I bought it four times!!! Had to keep returning, than exchanging for one they had in stock, then returning that one, and on and on...



I hear ya, but I would rather bring my amp down the road is needs replaced, than to have to ship it accross the states. I have heard all about NC's customer service on Vintage Amp and they are highly rated, but their service is no more than words and emails (because of where I live.) My preference is face to face on a somewhat major purchase.

But everyone needs to do what works for them...to me it comes down to price and ease. I usually use local mom and pops, craigs list and yes even Guitar Center, as I like to check stuff out myself.

But peace to all!
#35
I think I'm going to start a mail order store, where I um... CHECK every peice of equipment for 2 weeks before the customer gets it, to make sure its perfect...

But anyway, Enjoy the amp man!
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#36
I checked Best Buy online and they are 'back-orderd'. I can guarantee my local BB staff has no clue on this amp. As far as the dude who checks out amps before shipping, that's not a big deal. I've considered that before. Warranty transfer on the other hand is. If someone is able to purchase overseas for example and ship to you as used vs new than maybe it is cheaper that way

I will still ask what happens to the warranty though.